John Ressler, 77, of Richmond, Virginia, passed away on July 27, 2023, at Manorhouse Assisted Living in Short Pump, Virginia.
John was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on August 5, 1945. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1967 and remained a proud Oregon Duck all his life. He was drafted into the US Army on July 7, 1967, and was honorably discharged on February 8, 1969. He then started working for the Internal Revenue Service in San Francisco, California and moved throughout the US as he progressed in his career. He became the director of the IRS Service Center in Covington, KY, in 1993 and retired from the IRS in Washington DC in 2005. Not one to relax, John became a consultant for USAID and traveled internationally for another seven years before settling down in Shallotte, North Carolina, where he golfed often, rooted on the Washington Nationals, and entertained family and friends. He took pride in his mancave where he cranked up his vast music collection and showed numerous movies on his 100-inch TV while making time to swim laps each day in “his” pool at the Rivers Edge Amenities Center. While in Shallotte, he helped found the Rivers Edge Veterans Association and was quite proud of their community service work and the scholarships they provided.
Survivors include wife, Jackie Ressler; children, Steve Ressler, Sarah Ressler Wright, and Megan Quinn; their spouses, Elizabeth Vaquera, Chad Wright, and Adam Sarnowski; and grandchildren Nicolas and Adrian Ressler, Huxley and Rosalind Wright, and Eamon and Poppy Sarnowski.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial donations be sent to Rivers Edge Veterans Association. Please make checks out to Rivers Edge Veterans Association and send in care of Nick Micale, 495 Laurel Valley Drive, Shallotte, NC, 28470.